The Defence Technology Agency supports the NZDF by providing technical and scientific advice based on good scientific practice, is independent, unbiased, transparent and timely. The technical solutions we develop are used across the spectrum of defence operations.
We are a business unit of the NZDF, with our main facility located at the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland and staff based at HQNZDF, Wellington
News & Updates
DTA Team Member walks the length of New Zealand
DTA Scientist's Yachting Success
DTA Scientist and Sailor achieves on and off the water
DTA Volunteers Busy on Motuihe Island
DTA staff volunteer their time and energy in a day’s work helping the Motuihe Restoration Project.
DTA Staff Head for The Southern Ocean
DTA staff deploy on Naval Patrol Craft as part of Southern Ocean Trials
DTA Engineer Helps Kiwi Sailor
When the control system on kiwi sailor Helena Horswell’s yacht stopped working only weeks before the World Champs, DTA engineer Neil Easton answered the call for help.
Careers at DTA
The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) is a small unit of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) that has about 80 scientists, technologists, technicians and business services staff. We are all civilians and come from a variety of backgrounds.